Former U.N. chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dead at 93

February 16, 2016 4:11 PM

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Former U.N. chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dead at 93

UNITED NATIONS Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, whose term was marked by war in the former Yugoslavia, famine and genocide in Africa and confrontation with the United States, died on Tuesday. He was 93.

The 15-member U.N. Security Council observed a minute's silence after the death was announced on Tuesday by Venezuelan U.N. Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, head of the Security Council for February.

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